I know that the subject of faith is a personal one, and I know that not all my readers will agree with everything I write on this topic. Let us agree now to respectfully disagree. This is not meant to be a debate over whose faith is best, or true, but an exercise in how one’s faith can help them to maintain a level of balance in their life.
While I am a Christian, I know that your faith may be different. I encourage you to take the core message of these Faith posts and interpret them according to your own personal beliefs.
How can faith help you achieve balance?
I think it is important that we believe there is someone or something bigger than ourselves looking out for us. I believe that there is and that He cares for me very much. This faith helps me to know that I am loved and that He wants the best for me, even if I don’t know what that is yet.
We may struggle with the different areas of our life and what is best for us to be doing at the moment. If we reach out, in prayer and communicate with God, He is more than willing and able to help us and give us answers. This comes in different ways, and although there are some who have heard an audible voice, the answers are more likely to come as peace in our heart over a decision, or just a “knowing” in our spirit that the direction we are going is right. Sometimes the answer may come by doors closing but a window opens instead!
We are living in a flawed world, and even though I believe in God, I know that because of this flawed world, we don’t always have a life of ease. We have struggles and pain. Some of this pain is from our own doing, though much of it is not. And God may remove or ease some of that pain, or He may choose to be with us in the middle of it. Sometimes we may need to be learning something through the pain.
Help for my journey
As I have been on my recent journey for balance, I have had to fight against wanting to “fix” me all by myself. I have had to learn to reach out to the One who created me. After all, if He made me, He should know how I work and what needs fixing and what doesn’t! My stubbornness to do it by myself has slowed down the healing process, I feel, and some of the lessons I need to learn have to be repeated.
I know that overall, if I will surrender myself to God,
and to my faith in Him, things improve.
I have more direction,
I can make decisions about my life, and
I have hope for the future.
Without faith, I sink into despair.
Now it is time to truly do some soul searching and examine how your faith, or lack of, is affecting your ability to cope with your everyday struggles.
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Finding and deepening your faith can help in balancing your life.
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Here is the first week of the Journey to Balance.
I want to share an awesome song from Casting Crowns for my Christian readers!